Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Chian Kerm Sin

Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Email: askschian@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: +65 67904449
Office: N3.2 01 01
Assoc Prof Chian Kerm Sin

Biography
Prof Sandy Chian is currently in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace since 1997. He received his Bachelor and PhD degrees in Polymer Science & Technology from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, UK. His research interests include Polymer Synthesis and Characterisation, Polymeric Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. He has done significant research work his research areas and published over 150 top quality international conference and journal papers. He has been often invited to Chair or referee and reviewer for a number of premier conferences and journals, including Tissue Engineering Journal, Biomaterials, Journal of Polymer Science Part Polymer Chemistry), Journalof Applied Polymer Science, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, and . Dr. Sandy Chian is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Materials.
Research Interests
Prof Sandy Chian's areas of expertise are polymer chemistry, medical implants, and tissue engineering. His current research works focus on synthesis of degradable polymers, tissue engineering and scaffold fabrication technology.
Current Projects
  • Esophageal Tissue Engineering
  • Hemodynamic studies of a bi-leaflet venous valve for pressure segmentation
Selected Publications
  • D. Farzana, W.Y, Chan, K.S. Chian. (2011). Performance of Surface Modified Polycaprolactone on Growth Factor Binding, Release and Proliferation of Smooth Muscle Cells. Soft Materials, 9(1), 64-78.
  • T.Z. Lim, K.S. Chian, K.F. Leong. (2010). Cryogenic prototyping of chitosan scaffolds with controlled micro and macro architecture and their effect on in vivo neo vascularisation and cellular infiltration. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 94A(4), 1303-1311.
  • M.F. Leong, W.Y. Chan, K.S. Chian, M.Z. Rasheed, J. Anderson. (2010). Fabrication and in vitro and in vivo infiltration study of bilayered cryogenic electrospun poly(D,L-lactide) scaffold (BLES). Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, .
  • M.F. Leong, K.S. Chian, P.S. Mhaisalkar, W.F. Ong, B.D. Ratner. (2009). Effect of electrospun poly(D,L-lactide) fibrous scaffold with nanoporous surface on attachment of porcine esophageal epithelial cells and protein adsorption. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 89A, 1040-1048.
  • A.C. Ritchie, W. Wijaya, W.F. Ong, S.P. Zhong, K.S. Chian. (2009). Dependence of alignment direction on magnitude of strain in esophageal smooth muscle cells. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 102(6), 1703-1711.

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